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Friday, 29 February 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: February 29 (Rossini, Grist)

1792 - Gioachino Rossini, Pesaro, Italy; composer

Wiki entry
Grove bio

Gioachino Rossini: La Cenerentola, Act I finale. Film version 1981 (La Scala Orchestra; Abbado conductor; von Stade as Cenerentola; sets and costumes by Ponnelle)

1932 - Reri Grist, New York, USA; opera soprano

Wiki entry

Reri Grist as singer and teacher (excerpts from Strauss's Ariadne auf Naxos and Der Rosenkavalier)

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